Episode 34

The Benefits of the PEP Warmup

If you’ve been around sports for even a little bit, you’ve probably heard of an ACL injury. It happens to professional, recreational, and competitive athletes in various sports, and it’s becoming more and more common.

The good new is, you can help your young athlete avoid ACL injuries!

Holly Silvers is the Director of Research at the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation/ISS and the inventor of the PEP warmup, designed to help athletes avoid suffering ACL injuries. Holly tells us why these injuries are 2-10 times more prevalent in women than in men, why ACL tear rates seem to be increasing among NBA players, and how to warm up and cool down before and after workouts. 

For all that information and more, take a listen!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Jun 24 2015